I needed to take a couple days off from weaving because I woke up a couple days ago with a very very sore right hip-felt like I fell and I didn't, and my right arm and elbow were hurting really badly as well. Couldn't figure out what from-I did do a couple hours of leaf raking and bagging but didn't think that was it-then it dawned on me-must be weaving-repetitive motion and I am sitting on a vintage milk can for weaving. This milk can has traveled with my loom since the late '70s. Back then I was also 15 pounds lighter, and I can feel that I am stooped over a bit too much. Not sure what the remedy is-except to stretch and take frequent breaks-not weaving 4-6 hours at a time-what was I thinking lol 😀
So when I got back from the food store this morning I started back weaving-I am just over the half way mark on the shawl now. I did measure the length of the one I made before so at the half way mark decided to weave a bit of green alpaca. I am thinking the blue alpaca may have just made it but-barely-and I want to add lots of fringe on both ends of this shawl. Now that I have woven a bit and now weaving in the green-it doesn't look as bad as I originally thought. I for sure would not have liked stripes along the whole shawl, but this will hit in the back area and hopefully bring an interesting look. Hoping so anyways-can you tell I worry too much??
I was really concerned about just running out of the blue, so went with this. The green alpaca I have also paired with the blue angora like I did with the blue alpaca so there is blue through out the piece.
I haven't woven for probably around 6-7 years and weaving nice selvedges is always challenging. My left side is usually nicer looking than the right side-but I have been able to keep the same width through out the whole piece so far-that is a good thing, as it is easy to "draw in" the edges which is not a good thing After hand washing and laying out to dry I think it will be fine.
and in the mail box today I received a book I ordered last week. I was inspired to get this book after reading Amanda's blog post last week. I think my husband will enjoy reading this one too-and I found this hard cover for $5.00 free shipping
I also wanted to share a new author I just learned about. The first 3 book set was offered for free-so after enjoying the stories I got books 4 and 5 and preordered book 6 The series is An American in Paris by Susan Kiernan-Lewis. These are mysteries and I found the characters quite real, with lots going on, and I usually am surprised at the end on "who done it" I only guessed one book so far.
This three book set is no longer free but it is priced to end up with a savings over buying seperately.